My role is a SERVANT (of the LORD)
My role is a SHEPHERD (of the FLOCK)
My role is a STUDENT (of the Word)
***I want 5 marks to characterize me as a pastor…
By God’s grace, I want to be...
Faithful (to serve, to remain, to suffer, to continue, to finish well)
Fruitful (fruitful to have many converts; to sanctify many; to see many come to faith NEAR and FAR)
Useful (useful to God as a TOOL IN HIS HAND/ instrument in HIS HAND; Not useless; not profitless; not a hindrance)
Prayerful (prayerful individually, with my family, with my church) — desperately, importunate
Powerful (powerful in my preaching of TRUTH, of CHRIST, of SCRIPTURE, of the GOSPEL) —> powerful b/c of the message!
"Older Men! We Desperately Need You In the Church!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the glorious GRACE of Jesus Christ. In this view of Christ, we see:
1. the POSITION of Christ
2. the PROPITIATION of Christ
3. the PRIVILEGE with Christ
Listen to this exposition of the verse and behold the great & awesome GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST.
"The Design of God for All Nations to Draw Near & Worship His Great Glory!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff reflects on the Kingship of God and the ultimate centrality of God in all things. Only God is ultimate and worthy of all praise. And His great design in all of creation is for all nations to worship Him for His greatness & glory.
This sermon provides 4 applications for us from this magnificent, Kingship Psalm.
Gaze upon the transcendence of God and the holiness of God from Psalm 96.
"Biblical Counseling (Women) 12: Foundation Priorities for Mothers"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Titus 2.1 and answers the question: "Why are we SO committed to the expository preaching of the Word? Why do we preach so much? Why do we speak God's Truth so often in this local church?
This text gives us 3 reasons why...
1. Because of the URGENCY of biblical preaching
2. Because of the UNDERSTANDING of what biblical preaching is
3. Because of the USEFULNESS of biblical preaching (=sound doctrine)
Listen to this message and hear Paul's strong admonition to Titus to 'SPEAK' the things which are fitting for sound doctrine!
"Glory to God the Spirit Who Guarantees Your Inheritance as Your Pledge!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches part 2 of the study on God the Holy Spirit. In Ephesians 1:13-14 Paul extols the beauty of the Divine Spirit and we see this in the following headings:
1. the SEALING of the Spirit
2. the PROMISE of the Spirit
3. the GUARANTEE of the Spirit
4. the PRAISE of the Spirit
This sermon seeks to show how the Spirit dwells in and guarantees our future inheritance if we are 'IN CHRIST.' Worship this great God and adore His great name for His awesome salvation!
"Biblical Counseling 10 (Women): Biblical Submission in Marriage"
Linda Rice, ACBC certified counselor, teaches the women of Christ Fellowship Bible Church about the biblicla command for submitting to the husbands. This class seeks to understand what the Bible says and what God calls women to in the context of marriage.
Defining what a local church is - podcast
Defining the church
Who enters/how to enter the church
Who is the church
the marks of the church
the Governance of the church
the ordinances of the church
membership in the church
protection of the church (church discipline)
the mission of the church
the culmination of the church
A final plea to intentional involvement and sacrificial love in your local church.
In this study, Pastor Geoff provides 6 biblical topics regarding false teachers SO THAT every believer would do 3 things:
1. Stand for Truth
2. Guard against error
3. Delight in Christ
This study deals topically through the Word of God with false teachers. here are the headings we discuss:
1. The PLETHORA of false teachers
2. The PURSUIT of false teachers
3. The PINPOINTING of false teachers
4. The POLLUTION of false teachers
5. The PREVENTION of false teachers
6. The PUNISHMENT of false teachers
Listen to this important study on what the Bible says about these false teachers.
"The Omniscience of Jesus Christ at Samaria's Well!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the occasion of Jesus meeting the Samarian Woman at the well. In this moment, the Spirit of God allows and directs Jesus to know the woman's past. And here we see a glimpse into the omniscience of God, namely, the omniscience of Jesus Christ in this event.
"Glory to God the Spirit Who Seals Believers Forever!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Ephesians and begins a series on the Holy Spirit. God the Spirit works in and through His Word but never apart from His Word.
We must hear the word of truth, the gospel of our salvation, and then when we believe we are sealed with the Holy Spirit forever.
In this lecture, Linda Rice teaches the women of Christ Fellowship Bible Church on the topic of biblical counseling in the realm of depression. What is it? What does the Bible have to say about it? How do we help and counsel those who battle with depression?
Here is great help from the sufficient and clear Word of the living God -- the Bible!
"Astonishing Realities that Belong to You If You're 'In Christ'!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Titus 1:10ff which fleshes out the reason "WHY" all elder/pastors must hold fast the faithful Word (in v.9). Why must all elders be above reproach and be competent in the Word of God?
Verses 10-16 give 7 urgent and indispensable reasons WHY all elders must be adequate and competent in the Word:
1. because of the abundance of the deceivers (10)
2. because of the danger of their teaching (11)
3. because of the motives of their heart (11-12)
4. because of the necessity of firm reproof (13)
Next time, we will look at Titus 1:14-16 on the other 3 reasons why godly men must be competent and holding fast the Word of God.
Finding Faithful, Willing & Eager Men to Serve in Ministry
Learning from Jesus’ example in the choosing of the 12
Find men who are faithful & summon them to grow together (Mark 2.13)
Ensure that they are willing to come to you, learn with you & grow with you (Mark 2.13)
Invite them to be with you and to learn from you, watch you & grow with you (Mark 2.14)
Send them out with delegated responsibilities to teach and shepherd (Mark 2.14)
Call them faithfully and frequently to do the will of God with joy (Mark 2.35)
a summary >>>>>
FIND the men
CALL the men
RECEIVE them (when they come)
LIVE WITH the men
SEND THEM OUT
KEEP SENDING THEM OUT…
Protect & Pursue Your Daily Communion with God in the Bible —
the journey to JOY as you spend time with God in the Bible daily …
6 reasons to pursue bible-time each day…
It’s the TRUTH (john 17.17)
It’s the MEANS OF SANCTIFICATION (John 17.17)
It’s a PROTECTION from the Evil One (John 17.15)
It’s a CATALYST TO FOCUS ON HEAVEN (John 17.24)
It’s A WAY TO FOCUS ON CHRIST (John 17:1, 3, 5)
it’s the SURE PATH TO REAL JOY (John 17.13)